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POLICE IDENTIFY WEEKEND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT FATALITY (UPDATE)

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Updated 4:02pm 6/19/18

SIOUX CITY POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM OF SATURDAY NIGHT’S MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT WHICH CLAIMED THE LIFE OF THE DRIVER.

POLICE SAY 70-YEAR-OLD HERSHEL HASSEBROEK OF RURAL HINTON DIED OF INJURIES HE SUFFERED WHEN HE CRASHED HIS CYCLE ON HIGHWAY 75 NORTH NEAR FRELON DRIVE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY HASSEBROEK APPARENTLY LOST CONTROL OF THE CYCLE, WENT TO THE GROUND AND STRUCK A GUARDRAIL.

HASSEBROEK WAS TRANSPORTED TO MERCY MEDICAL CENTER AND LATER DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.

WITNESSES TOLD INVESTIGATORS SPEED WAS A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT.

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Updated 3:46pm 6/18/18

SIOUX CITY POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THE VICTIM OF SATURDAY NIGHT’S MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT HAS DIED FROM INJURIES HE SUFFERED IN THE CRASH.

POLICE SAY THE 70 YEAR OLD MALE DRIVER WAS NORTHBOUND ON HIS MOTORCYCLE WHEN HE APPARENTLY LOST CONTROL AND DRIFTED OFF THE HIGHWAY SOUTH OF FRELON DRIVE JUST BEFORE 9PM.

THE MOTORCYCLE WENT TO THE GROUND, STRUCK A GUARDRAIL AND THE DRIVER WAS THROWN A SHORT DISTANCE.

THE VICTIM WAS TRANSPORTED TO MERCY MEDICAL CENTER AND LATER DIED FROM HIS INJURIES.

INVESTIGATORS SAY SPEED WAS A FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT.

THE VICTIM’S NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

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ONE PERSON WAS HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SATURDAY NIGHT ON HIGHWAY 75 NORTH IN SIOUX CITY.

POLICE SAY THE 70 YEAR OLD MALE DRIVER WAS NORTHBOUND ON HIS MOTORCYCLE WHEN HE APPARENTLY LOST CONTROL AND DRIFTED OFF THE HIGHWAY JUST SOUTH OF FRELON DRIVE JUST BEFORE 9PM.

POLICE SAY THE MOTORCYCLE WENT TO THE GROUND, STRUCK A GUARDRAIL AND THE DRIVER WAS THROWN A SHORT DISTANCE.

THE MAN WAS TRANSPORTED TO MERCY MEDICAL CENTER WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.

HIS NAME HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED AND THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.